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The Essex Challenge is back!    (8/18/2011)

The Essex Challenge is back, brought to you by the County’s Youth Programme Team to challenge and inspire you with your programme planning. This time The Essex Challenge will run from September 2011 through to August 2012.

The aim of The Essex Challenge is for each young person in a Section to complete at least one of the activities for each month and in doing so earn themselves a special badge which they can wear on their uniforms. We have given each month a theme with two activities to choose from but it is entirely up to you how you want to complete the activities; you could do both activities each month, or do two months in one, it’s up to you. Beaver Scouts celebrate their 25th birthday in 2011 so we have added in an extra activity, giving Beaver Scouts 25 to choose from – why not challenge your Colony to do all 25 as part of your celebrations.

To help you keep on top of your awards records we have provided the badges/ awards/programme zones that each activity falls in so you can tie them in to your Balanced Programme (you’ll just need to check them against the requirements).

More support materials, resources and tips can be found at www.essexscouts.org.uk/challenge (coming soon) to accompany many of the activities and remember to upload your stories and photos at www.essexscouts.org.uk/articles.

Information about ordering The Essex Challenge badges will be made available over the coming months.

Printed booklets for The Essex Challenge have been distributed to Assistant District Commissioners for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts on Thursday 7th July, please contact your relevant ADC to arrange delivery. One booklet has been printed for each Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Explorer Scout Unit as well as Group Scout Leaders, District Commissioners and other roles who directly support the youth sections.

Essex Scouts Link - http://www.essexscouts.org.uk/news/articles.php?storyid=9h9BtQ













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